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Old 04-19-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Newbie looking for a little advice.

hey guys as the title says, im new here but ive been lurking for about a month. Im fixing to get a jeep in a month or so and in looking around online, i found what looks like a pretty nice TJ Welcome to FRONTLINE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, located in Gilbert, Arizona, 85233, Reach us at (480) 907-6683
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there is the link to the site and i have a couple of questions...
1. how big of a lift would you say is on it?
2. are those D44 axles? Im not sure
3. are there any concerns you see straight away?

Some people on here seem to think that buying a stock jeep is the way to go while others say its fine to get one modded. This will be my first car and im really want to get it right. Im also planning to learn to wheel (My cousin had a 98 TJ untill he had to sell it so hes going to teach me) and if there is anything else you want to know ask away

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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The concern I see is paying 14G for a 2001. It's a nice jeep and all, and looks like quite a bit of money is sunk into it, but looks like the dealer is trying to profit in a major way off of the mods and accessories.

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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I would have to say thats a pretty sexy yellow jeep! hope it works out for ya.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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I thought that too so i could see negotiating for a better price. but it seems like its in good shape and all? im new to jeeps and all

Edit: would you say more like 11-12 grand is more like it? it does have pretty low miles?
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:47 PM   #5
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I'm pretty certain that is Fabtech's 6" long arm system. Fabtech is a well known company that's been around a long time.

The idea is that those long links/arms will move the pressure further back on the frame - a big lift with shorter arms can make that drive pressure a little too steep of an angle, and cause frame stress. Most long arm systems require welding onto the frame to get new link mounts, but Fabtech provides a piece that bolts over the frame (that bright blue horizontal piece).

This is a quality kit, with steering and suspension pieces all thought out. You can read about it here. Scroll down to page 126.

BUT:

This is a fairly serious rock crawling set-up, and it might be a bit uncivilized for daily driving. We make trade-offs in the Jeep world, and to make it more trail worthy, we give up road manners. That's awesome if it's what you want. But if you aren't going to use it, you may want something closer to stock.
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hey guys as the title says, im new here but ive been lurking for about a month. Im fixing to get a jeep in a month or so and in looking around online, i found what looks like a pretty nice TJ Welcome to FRONTLINE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, located in Gilbert, Arizona, 85233, Reach us at (480) 907-6683
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there is the link to the site and i have a couple of questions...
1. how big of a lift would you say is on it?
2. are those D44 axles? Im not sure
3. are there any concerns you see straight away?

Some people on here seem to think that buying a stock jeep is the way to go while others say its fine to get one modded. This will be my first car and im really want to get it right. Im also planning to learn to wheel (My cousin had a 98 TJ untill he had to sell it so hes going to teach me) and if there is anything else you want to know ask away
1....6'' fabtech long arm lift.
2...NOPE...D30 frontand D35 rear.
3....a few....such as...

The D35 axle in the rear..with 35'' tires...Also make no mention of regeared. (most likely it is not)
That is ALOT of FRESH spray paint over the entire under body...and a bad quick job of it.
The CV drive shaft looks to be streched to it's limit..."to short".
Has a oil leak....Look at the pictures where you can see the exhaust under the oil pan....oil on it. Also the oil pan..oil leak.
The angle of the rear pinion appears to be to high. "But easy to correct"
It has been wheeled some....scrapes under the front and rear axle pumpkins.
No spare tire.
Sure I could find more if I looked at the pictures for more than 30 seconds.

And the seller is on CRACK....an 01 @14G's..... Purchase a stock 01 same spec's for and do all the same mods for less. Or a stock rubicon for less and be better off..."stated you wanted to wheel"

Good luck with your dicision and let us know what you do bud.
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thanks alot just the fact that its the D30 and D35 is turn off enough. its an awful beefy rig for the smaller axles. isnt the max tire size for them about a 33?

@geoff: you are right that does seem rather large for a DD, what would you suggest has a good blend of off road capability and road manners?

thanks to all and i will continue with the search for the perfect Jeep. Im also continuing the savings so i can empty my pockets soon haha
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No not the max for the tire size but you wouldn't find me going any bigger!
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No not the max for the tire size but you wouldn't find me going any bigger!
Ditto...also not without proper regearing, Super 35 kit and chromo axles up front for the 35's for me.


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